The Maths department will provide the highest standard of teaching for all pupils in a positive, well-managed environment. Learning is at the heart of the Mathematics Department and every teacher of mathematics contributes towards the continual improvement of teaching and learning across the department.
The Maths Department aims:
- To set challenging targets with high expectations for all pupils.
- To offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate pupils and demand their active participation.
- To smooth the transition for pupils at all stages and ensure progression in teaching and learning throughout their time in school.
- To explore enrichment opportunities outside the curriculum to enhance pupils’ enjoyment of mathematics.
Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.
Mathematics is required in many areas of work at different levels. Mathematics helps us to make sense of the world around us. Mathematics can be used to model real-life situations and can equip us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in public decision-making.
Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data. Mathematics is important for pupils in many areas of study, particularly Science, Technology and Engineering. It enables pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence.